WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the biggest reform of our tax code since 1986, this bill will create bigger paychecks, create more jobs and allow 9 out of 10 Americans to file taxes on a postcard.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) chaired a House Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Committee hearing this week that shed light on effective cyber threat information sharing practices needed to bolster America’s national security.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions today confirmed the need to restore trust in the DOJ due to a string of Obama-era missteps.
During the exchange, which occurred under oath during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Sessions confirmed the following in response to Ratcliffe’s questions:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today James “Jamie” Baker as his new director of public policy based out of his Sherman office. He will be serving Grayson, Fannin and Collin counties, replacing Kathleen Connor, who recently became the director of resource development for the United Way of Grayson County.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) was signed into law today by President Trump.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release of the House Republican tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1):
WASHINGTION – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) penned an op-ed on the VA Information Technology Restructuring Act, which they introduced in the House and Senate.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for the position of Secretary of Homeland Security:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on reports that the IRS awarded a $7.2 million sole source contract to Equifax after knowledge surfaced about the company’s data breach that compromised the personally identifiable information of at least 145 million Americans:
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Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's heroes had died while waiting to receive care. With their names buried on secret waiting lists, it became evident that the VA system was more concerned about protecting the bureaucracy than caring for our veterans.
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The Congressional Art Competition, themed “An Artistic Discovery”, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Mr. Ratcliffe is extremely impressed with the quality of artwork his office received this year, and he is so proud of the talented youth in our district.
H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2015, is a much-needed bill that will help law enforcement fight back against increasingly sophisticated cyber crimes